If you see illegal development in the floodplains please report the issue through our Request Tracker.
Reduce or avoid flood losses by building above the Base Flood Elevation.
What is Base Flood Elevation?
The Base Flood Elevation (BFE) is the elevation to which floodwater is anticipated to rise during the base flood. BFEs are shown on Flood Insurance Rate Maps and on the flood profiles. The BFE is the regulatory requirement for the elevation of structures. The relationship between the BFE and a structure's elevation determines the flood insurance premium
FEMA form: Elevation Certificate
Structures Below Base Flood Elevation: